Sheeran buys a police station, to convert into a youth center, for his home town of Framlingham, Suffolk. Sheeran has spent more than £1 million on the home town that he credits for getting him started in music. His dream is to retire in his home town and give back by running the community center.
I’m really excited about the project. I had a youth club from when I was 12 when I grew up which did a battle of the bands every week and that’s where I and other bands started playing. The land the club was on was sold … and I just went off to London and did shows instead. Now there are no youth clubs and noting to do so it’s a bad situation. The plan when I get older is to end up running that – so I have pretty much planned my retirement.